Brenda Lee Hopkins

Hipkins, circa 2018

  • Missing Since 07/12/2018
  • Missing From Silver Spring, Maryland
  • Classification Endangered Missing
  • Sex Female
  • Race Black
  • Age 68 years old
  • Height and Weight 5'6, 110 pounds
  • Medical Conditions Hopkins may have been exhibiting signs of memory loss at the time of her disappearance.
  • Distinguishing Characteristics African-American female. Black hair, brown eyes. Some agencies give Hopkins's middle name as Louise. Her ears are pierced.

Details of Disappearance

Hopkins was reported missing on August 9, 2018. She lived with her sister in the 11700 block of Eden Road in Silver Spring, Maryland. She often walked to the White Oak Shopping Center in the 11200 block of New Hampshire Avenue.

Her sister said she last saw Hopkins on August 8, but this has not been confirmed. The last time anyone other than her sister saw her was on July 12, when she attended a funeral. Out-of-state family members believe they heard Hopkins in the background of a phone conversation they had with her sister on August 1, but no one has actually seen her since July 12.

Hopkins left all her belongings, including her wallet, behind at home. She had no credit cards or cellular phone and did not drive, and it's unclear whether she had any form of identification. Since her disappearance there hasn't been any activity on her financial accounts. She has been known to walk from her home to the White Oak Shopping Center in the 11200 block of New Hampshire Avenue, but police searched there after her disappearance and found no sign of her.

She has relatives in North Carolina and may have tried to travel there after her disappearance. The circumstances of her disappearance are unclear and her case remains unsolved.

Investigating Agency

  • Montgomery County Police Department 240-773-5070

Updated 3 times since October 12, 2004. Last updated August 11, 2020; details of disappearance updated.